VELOCITY URGENT CARE NOW HAS COVID-19 ANTIBODY TESTING

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., April 29, 2020 – Velocity Urgent Care is conducting hassle-free and on demand coronavirus (COVID-19) testing at all of its 14 locations across Eastern and Northern Virginia. In addition to testing for current COVID-19 symptoms, they are now they are offering an antibody test to detect if a patient had a previous COVID-19 infection. The process includes a medical examination of each patient’s symptoms, which may also include testing for influenza and other conditions if deemed necessary by the provider.

“Our COVID-19 tests are run on state-of-the-art equipment in a nationally accredited laboratory with results back to our patients within 1-3 days. There is no advance telemedicine consult, pre-screening or doctor’s referral required,” states Alan Ayers, CEO of Velocity Urgent Care. “We strive to make this process easy for our patients and keep them informed every step of the way.”

If a patient is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or has potentially been exposed to someone who has tested positive, they must call the center (https://velocityuc.com/locations) first to make arrangements, which may include a curbside evaluation.

They have also designated their Virginia Beach Red Mill, Newport News J Clyde Morris and Port Potomac locations for drive-up COVID-19 testing. Daily drive-up testing hours vary by location. Velocity COVID-19 testing includes a medical evaluation and accepts all major insurance plans, Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare and VA Benefits with no co-pay or deductible collected. The government has instructed insurance companies to waive all patient financial responsibility for COVID-19 testing and treatment.

They have also designated their Virginia Beach Red Mill, Newport News J Clyde Morris and Port Potomac locations for drive-up COVID-19 testing. Daily drive-up testing hours vary by location. Velocity COVID-19 testing includes a medical evaluation and accepts all major insurance plans, Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare and VA Benefits with no co-pay or deductible collected. The government has instructed insurance companies to waive all patient financial responsibility for COVID-19 testing and treatment.

All Velocity Urgent Care locations are still open for non-COVID-19 related illnesses and injuries. Each location offers no-appointment-necessary visits with licensed providers for treatment of minor illnesses and injuries. Velocity Urgent Care utilizes stringent sanitation and infection control procedures while also following CDC Infection Control guidelines in their cleaning regimens.

Services include digital X-rays and lab capabilities on-site. Most insurance is accepted, and there is a self-pay option for those without insurance. In addition, Velocity’s partnership with Sentara Healthcare enables referrals and data-sharing with more than 3,900 Sentara specialists and primary care providers.

Velocity Urgent Care operates 14 locations across Eastern and Northern Virginia including facilities in Carrolton, Gloucester, Newport News, Norfolk (2), South Boston, Suffolk (2), Virginia Beach (4), Woodbridge and Williamsburg. Facilities are open seven days a week. Patients can walk in or register online at https://velocityuc.com

About Velocity Urgent Care:

Based in Williamsburg, Velocity Urgent Care is the fastest-growing urgent care provider in Virginia. Founded in 2017, it has grown to 14 locations in Eastern and Northern Virginia. As a member of the Sentara Quality Care Network (SQCN), Velocity provides data sharing and referral relationships for its patients who require medical services beyond urgent care.

COVID-19 Viral Testing:

  • Determines presence of the live or active virus indicating a current COVID infection.
  • Method: Nasopharyngeal Swab
  • Results in 36-48 hours.

 

Available at all Velocity Urgent Care locations including dedicated drive-up test sites in:

  • 747 J. Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601
  • 2168 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454
  • 16422 Navigation Drive, Woodbridge VA 22191

 

Serological Antibody Testing:

  • Determines presence of IgG/IgM antibodies indicating a previous COVID infection.
  • Method: Blood Draw
  • Results in 2-3 days.

 

Available at Velocity Urgent Care locations that are not doing drive-up testing:

  • 5659 Parkway Drive, Gloucester, VA 23061
  • 1326 East Little Creek Road, Norfolk, VA 23518
  • 7435 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23508
  • 3601 Old Halifax Road, South Boston, VA 24592
  • 1001 Centerbrooke Lane, Suffolk, VA 23434
  • 7394 Harbour Towne Parkway, Suffolk, VA 23435-3473
  • 4701 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
  • 4374 New Town Avenue, Williamsburg, VA 23188